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Nice landing, especially compared to my efforts in the first few days. Just checking but do you know about switching to 'Alternate flight controls' (left stick click) to move your ship sideways instead of turning? It really helps fine tune landings.

 

Also I noticed you had your landing gear lowered before you'd entered the.station. Having it lowered makes a ship's handling sluggish - not something you want if you suddenly need to make an evasive manouvre going through the slot - so I tend to lower it at the last minute once I'm aligned with the landing pad.

 

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12 minutes ago, Karzee said:

Nice landing, especially compared to my efforts in the first few days. Just checking but do you know about switching to 'Alternate flight controls' (left stick click) to move your ship sideways instead of turning? It really helps fine tune landings.

 

Also I noticed you had your landing gear lowered before you'd entered the.station. Having it lowered makes a ship's handling sluggish - not something you want if you suddenly need to make an evasive manouvre going through the slot - so I tend to lower it at the last minute once I'm aligned with the landing pad.

 

 

Thanks. Yeah, I used to use the alternate all the time going backward/forward/sideways to finally make my pad. I'm much more confident with just chucking it down in standard now though. I've recently been using the landing gear as part of my braking for the turn to approach the slot, I should probably not though as it won't work if I'm working my way up to bigger ships. :)

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Just done a few data delivery missions , getting the hang of it .first mission I was trying to land not knowing I've not lowered my landing gear :facepalm:

It's brilliant init :D

Question 

Can you upgrade your ships? I wanna go faster :)

Also is there a way of spinning the ship around quickly?, I was doing the training missions while waiting for the full game to download and trying to attack a ship , it whizzed behind me and it took a good ten seconds to turn the ship around

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To turn quicker lower your speed so the marker is in the blue, this will make you turn a lot faster than trying to turn going at full speed.

 

If you want to turn 180 degrees even quicker then turn Flight Assist off, turn, then turn Flight Assist back on. This will turn your ship around but not change your travel direction i.e. you'll be travelling backwards so you'll then need to accelerate until your marker has risen back up to forward thrust and into the blue again.

 

Don't forget you can boost to get up to top speed quicker and to maintain top speed. 

 

You can make your ship go faster two ways. Go to a station that does Outfitting and buy better class modules. Go to a certain Engineer (part of Horizons) to re-engineer your modules.

 

You might be able to go faster a bit if you strip your ship down to essentials to make it lighter. 

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Pretty much constant disconnects for me tonight (on PS4). Dropping out of light speed or hyper cruise, launching from a spaceport, and even buying upgrades at the outfitters would all trigger it. It made an experimental foray into the world of non-gimballed rail guns and torpedo launchers a bit of a frustrating experience, to be honest. Not helped by the realisation that non-gimballed anything is probably a bit beyond me at the mo.

 

Then I tried a mission where you need to use the SRV to take out a settlement's power grid. At which point the (real life) baby woke up, and whilst seeing to him my SRV was destroyed. Bugger.

 

Oh well, the glitches aren't turning me away yet. It seems to be more or less what I'd hoped No Man's Sky was going to be. 

 

 

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Can't remember if I saw it here a few months ago or on the official forum, but since there's lots of new players, this is worth repeating.

 

Frontier allow you to choose an annual special day where they'll reward you with a discount voucher or special offer of some kind. They differ every year, possibly even different for different people. Random perhaps. I just got my first one which is 20 percent off any digital product, which isn't bad.

 

There's 20 percent off some ship paint jobs at the moment anyway, but naturally all the ones I want aren't discounted.

 

Here is where you sign up. I set my day for a couple of months from my sign up date so that there'd be plenty of time for their admin to add me, but I wouldn't have to wait too long for my first offer.

 

https://www.elitedangerous.com/en/prefs/special-day

 

Apols if already common knowledge.

 

 

 

 

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The docking computer is priceless and I use it often, but on the flip side docking manually in a nippy ship is really rewarding. And a thrill when you only have seconds of oxygen left after a canopy blowout...

 

I Sometimes only engage the docking computer once I'm through the slot, so it can do the actual landing.

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Docking computer can handle planetary landings just fine. You do have to pay attention with every auto docking though as sometimes, very rarely, it will freak out and try to crash you. It's never killed me but has come close a few times.

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Very rare, the DC is still a massive boon. Especially if you're doing a load of short hop trading runs with lots of docking. In fact I've had no problems since a few patches ago, now, so they may have even improved it. Forget I spoke (but keep an eye out anyway) ;)

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I've not used the docking computer since the early days, when it was hilarious. It would randomly spin you through the slot like it was a trick shot, or smash you into the side of the station. Sometimes even landing you upside down on the pad.

 

I don't trust it.

 

 

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It's not about need, it's about convenience. I'm brand new, so hopping between lots of stations, and though I can dock just fine now, being able to approach a station, request docking and then sit back as my ship autopilots itself, AT SPEED to the correct side and to a perfect docking while playing soothing classical music is a hell of a perk.

 

Will I always use it? No, as docking is fun, but it's a wonderful option to have.

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18 minutes ago, Blu3Flame said:

I've not used the docking computer since the early days, when it was hilarious. It would randomly spin you through the slot like it was a trick shot, or smash you into the side of the station. Sometimes even landing you upside down on the pad.

 

I don't trust it.

 

 

Better than what I can do manually.

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I just bought the Elite Reclamation audiobook in Audible to help me through the long trek to the core and back, and I have to say, the audible version is really well done. Excellent narration quality, special effects, it really draws you in. Hopefully the book will be good too. 

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I got my first fines earlier. Clipped another ship on the way out of a spaceport (fine 1), and then spun round in such a confusing way that they whacked me with another fine for trespassing whilst I was still trying to figure out which way was "up".  Gee, thanks guys!

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This is really quite hard to get into. Can anyone help please? I've taken a mission to find a blackbox, I've gone to the system suggested and from reading the internet it seems I need to scan the nav beacon, so I've dropped in by the nav beacon but I have no idea how to bloody scan it? This game seems very unfriendly

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Select the Nav beacon and face it, and your HUD will indicate that it's scanning. You can select it by facing it and hitting a button (beats me which one, I'm not on PS4) or from a submenu on the left. Scanning will only take a few seconds.

 

Get used to scanning, you'll want to be doing a lot of that if you go off exploring.

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34 minutes ago, Minion said:

This is really quite hard to get into. Can anyone help please? I've taken a mission to find a blackbox, I've gone to the system suggested and from reading the internet it seems I need to scan the nav beacon, so I've dropped in by the nav beacon but I have no idea how to bloody scan it? This game seems very unfriendly

 

You have to scan the beacon, you don't need to go in. The beacon will give you the coordinates and then you will locate it in supercruise. When you find the signal and scan it, the game will let you know and then you will exit supercruise inside that signal. Be careful though, they are usually illegal. When you pick it up you will see a warning that you are carrying illegal cargo. If you are scanned by authorities, it will not end good for you. If you are to deliver it in a station you essentially have to smuggle it in, which I wouldn't recommend if you are not familiar with the game. If you must deliver it in an outpost, then there is a good chance they will not have active scanning patrols. 

 

Good luck. :)

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@Talk Show Host Thanks so basically quit this mission because it's dangerous? I actually managed to scan the nav beacon and found the planet I need to go to, I get near and it says mission objective detected but I can't actually see where, at one point I found the signal area but couldn't drop in time and so for the last 15 minutes I've been flying around and around, it's doing my head in and I'm sure I'll run out of fuel eventually.

 

I just want to do a simple mission, what can anyone recommend as a good starting mission as the black box ones I chose clearly are not good starting missions?

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16 minutes ago, Minion said:

@Talk Show Host Thanks so basically quit this mission because it's dangerous? I actually managed to scan the nav beacon and found the planet I need to go to, I get near and it says mission objective detected but I can't actually see where, at one point I found the signal area but couldn't drop in time and so for the last 15 minutes I've been flying around and around, it's doing my head in and I'm sure I'll run out of fuel eventually.

 

I just want to do a simple mission, what can anyone recommend as a good starting mission as the black box ones I chose clearly are not good starting missions?

 

The black boxes can be weird missions. You need to orbit the planet and locate the point of reference. If it is represented by a full circle then it is in front of you. If the circle has small unconnected lines then it is in a place on the planet you can't see from your current position. If it is on the planet then your mission can be quite complex, as it will involve landing, using the SRV and possibly fighting on the surface. If the point is just orbiting the planet, then you can safely exit from supercruise there and then find the box (look for it in the contacts tab on your left screen inside the ship). 

 

I would recommend starting with small delivery missions and trading. It is a great way to learn the basics, such as landing, dealing with supercruise, etc. Don't forget you can pick multiple missions of delivery, not only one. You can go around delivering and making some nice initial cash. If there are no delivery missions just pop into another station and see from there. You can also pick multipler missions from different stations. When you get used to the ship, you can also do some simple fighting missions (not warzones or anything). 

 

Keep at it. :)

 

edit: what @Blu3Flame shows. 

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Thanks guys appreciated! After hours of flying around I finally worked out how to find and pick up the black box, I was so jubilant until I realised the reason my jumo drive was not working was because I don't have enough fuel to get to where I need to take it :(

 

Edit: I was wrong it was because I still had my cargo scoop open! Now to land on the space station thingy again....

 

Edit2: Thank fuck I did it! My god, I think I learned a lot from that experience.

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48 minutes ago, Hardbattle said:

I think I love this game. I'm just about to get my second ship, now... which one to get?

 

The Cobra Mk III is an excellent cheap multi-purpose ship if you want to do a bit of everything. You can set it up to carry 40t of cargo (more If you get rid of your shields), it's good for combat (decent hardpoints), it's a decent ship for mining, exploring, great for bounty hunting (and piracy), its also very manouverable and  has the fastest top speed (the first time you accelerate out of a station in a Cobra is a bit of a 'Woah' moment), and has great boost for when you want to escape danger.

 

There are better haulers, explorers, and combat ships if you want to specialise but when you get the Cobra you'll quickly come to love how versatile it is to set up for different missions. 

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1 hour ago, Blu3Flame said:

The third one down. With the single arrow. Those you get given some cargo, and a destination, you take it there and hand it in to complete the mission.

 

elitedangerous-missionsboardwip.jpg

 

Don't seem to have those missions at Azeban City, someone was offering me to take data somewhere for 15k but apparently I can't make a jump big enough with my drive due to the amount of fuel involved. I've had to stop now anyway as I've been playing PS4 all day and all last night, I need a rest and the pad needs a charge, but I am totally hooked into this now. It kind of makes me think about taking up pot again.

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